WANDERERS are making provisional plans to shift their upcoming game against Sheffield Wednesday for international call-ups.

Discussions with the Owls over a possible back-up date have already begun, with all signs pointing to key players being unavailable for the original Saturday, October 9 date.

Bolton will most likely be without Wales midfielder Josh Sheehan, while Wednesday could be missing Northern Ireland’s Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Canada’s Theo Corbeanu and Scotland pair Callum Patterson and Liam Palmer.

Rules allow for a League One fixture to be rescheduled if a club is missing three or more players – and having already seen a game against Sunderland shifted earlier this season, Wednesday have sounded Wanderers out.

“I think there’s a chance it has to move,” said Ian Evatt. “We have got Josh (Sheehan) who could potentially go but I think they have a few more.

“From what I understand it could be rescheduled but until that happens, or we know what the squad are, we have to carry on planning as if we are playing the game.

“But we are keeping one eye open that it could potentially happen. I do think there are talks ongoing.”

Evatt maintains that the performance against Rotherham United was better than the score-line indicated and while he admits his side has dropped “a few” points unnecessarily in their opening eight games, he is pleased with what his players are producing.

“Consistency comes from performance levels I believe and our performances other than Cambridge have been very good,” he said. “I don’t think you’ll find many Bolton teams in the not so recent past averaging over 60 per cent possession in games and mostly having over 70 per cent, controlling games.

“We saw last week and came up against a team that were two levels higher than us last season and I thought we dominated, bar the final score, and that’s all that matters really.

“For me the only consistency we need to work on is turning those performances into wins. We didn’t do that against Burton, we did that against Ipswich, and we didn’t do it on Saturday.

“But I’m a firm believer in the more we play like that, the better results will get because the law of averages say if you keep performing well, you’re going to win a lot more than you lose.”